Young ambassadors from Bristol Rugby Community Foundation’s award-winning Eagle Project – a community girls rugby programme in the city – will take centre stage at a Corporate Tag Rugby tournament to be held at Ashton Gate Stadium next Thursday (May 24th).
Representatives from some of the biggest names in business will take part in the tournament, as part of the Bristol Sport Foundation’s Celebration of Sport Week, with Eagle pupils past and present playing a key role in its coordination and delivery.
An Eagle graduate will be allocated to each of the 14 teams taking part, passing on tips and tactics learnt during their time on the programme.
Programme Manager Geraint Lewis, said: “We wanted to give the girls who have been part of the Eagle Project over the past few years an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and discuss their experiences of the 12-week programme.
“The role of young ambassador will give the girls the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people in an environment that they haven’t experienced before.
“The girls chosen to take on the role of young ambassador were extremely excited to be part of this event and their enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to the project was the key factor in their nomination.”
The double award-winning Eagle Project is a rugby programme aimed specifically at girls in Years 8, 9 and 10.
The project, which scooped the PLAY Award at the Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Awards in 2015 and 2016, aims not only to grow the girls game, but also help to retain them in the sport as they progress through school and into adulthood.
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